May 28th, 2010 publishUpdated   Jun 21st, 2010, 9:25 am

Ah, October 2009. It seemed like it was just yesterday that Verizon started getting all of our under garments in a bunch (in a “relatively” good way) with all of those Droid Does and iDon’t teasers leading up to the launch of their first Android-based phone, the Motorola Droid. More than half a year later that momentum has continued with several phones – from Motorola or otherwise – and Verizon will be upping the stakes even more this July.

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According to the Wall Street Journal, Verizon and Motorola have signed a deal to “ensure some of its upcoming smartphones will by heavily promoted” by Verizon. Motorola will be launching at least two devices this July with the carrier – one of them being the speedy Motorola Shadow that we’ve been getting excited for – and they’ve stated both devices would be running Android 2.2. This comes right after Motorola’s Co-CEO Sanjay Jha ensured us that their main focus remains to be Android, and that we should be expecting more devices soon.

With a myriad of high-end devices launching from at least three of the four major US carriers this summer, I can’t imagine that anyone’s purchase decision didn’t just get a little bit difficult (that’s if you’re planning to switch carriers based on hardware, of course). We just can’t wait to see what that other Motorola phone turns out to be – and we definitely can’t wait to feast our eyes on a whole new slew of Droid advertisements.

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